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18
Jan.
2023

Catalyst

 InCommon Catalysts Bring Energy and Expertise to Community Conversations

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

Just as the name implies, the InCommon Catalyst Program, now completing its second year, was launched to bring added energy and expertise to the community’s identity and access management (IAM) efforts. Nine industry providers currently participate in the program: The Catalysts’ continued commitment to the InCommon community shines through…

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01
Dec.
2022

TechEx

The Provisioning Best Practices Cookbook: Community Consultation Now Open

By Keith Wessel, Principal Identity and Access Management Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Keith Wessel Provisioning is hard. Provisioning well is even harder. There are many ways an organization can provision identities, credentials, services, and more, but finding ways that scale, handle edge cases, and stand the test of time can be extremely challenging.  Then there’s de-provisioning: the thing that we say we’ll…

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18
Nov.
2022

Community

Brought to You by Community: InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations Under Review for 2023

By Ann West, Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity, Internet2, and Executive Director, InCommon

Engagement with the community is the foundation of how we operate at InCommon. We appreciate the variety of ways our community comes together to develop best practices, guide the adoption of new technologies, and identify and resolve common challenges in research and education.  InCommon’s Advisory Committees are essential to…

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17
Nov.
2022

TechEx Cloud

TechEX22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Nick Lewis

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), taking place in Denver from December 5–9.  Nine-time TechEX presenter Nick Lewis, program manager, NET+ Cloud Services – Security and Identity, will be one of the featured speakers for…

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15
Nov.
2022

Community

Get IAM Done. Better. Faster. Together.

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

2022-23 InCommon Collaboration Success Program Cohort Currently Under Way Collaboration around access and identity lifecycle management continues. The 2022-23 Cohort of the InCommon Collaboration Success Program (CSP) kicked off in September. There are nine institutions participating in this year’s cohort: Tufts UniversityUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity of California, Santa…

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08
Nov.
2022

IAM Webinars Academy

A Community Conversation about IAM in the Cloud

By Apryl Motley, Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

InCommon’s Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) will host “Extending IAM to the Cloud: It’s Still Your Program” as part of  IAM Online on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET with speakers Margaret Cullen, president and CEO, Painless Security, and Kevin Hickey,…

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10
Nov.
2022

Grouper Software

Getting Off Script with Grouper

By Jason Rappaport, DevOps Engineer, Princeton University

Note: Grouper is one of the software solutions that makes up InCommon’s Trusted Access Platform, the research and education solution for identity and access management (IAM). The InCommon Team appreciates community members’ willingness to share their deployment stories to benefit others as…

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08
Nov.
2022

TechEx

TechEx22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: 4 Questions for Gail List

By Apryl Motley - Technical Writer & Communications Lead, Internet2 Trust and Identity/NET+ Service

The identity and access management (IAM) track for the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), held in Denver from December 5–9, has real flavor.  (Check out the IAM track of sessions and Register now.) For example, along with her…

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02
Nov.
2022

midPoint Academy

InCommon Academy Instructor Insights: Making the Most of midPoint

By Apryl Motley, CAE, Communications Lead, InCommon

With our next virtual midPoint Basics workshop coming up November 7–10, we asked instructor Ivan Noris,  an expert identity engineer at InCommon Catalyst Evolveum, to share his insights on its benefits. (Register for training with Ivan now.) What do you hope attendees will learn…

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24
Oct.
2022

CAMP Events

Getting the Band Back Together at TechEX

By Kevin Morooney, vice president of Trust and Identity and NET+, Internet2

As I’ve navigated the fall of 2022, I’m struck that it has an exciting familiarity to it. “Exciting” and “familiarity” don’t often go together, so I got to wondering why I was feeling excited about something that wasn’t new and shiny. After a bunch of long dog walks, I think I…

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